|Upper Rock Creek Drainage
Descent and Gear Needed.
Descent: A fir tree at the top of the route has slings on it for rappell, if using 60m rap to the bottom. If using a 30m use the rock thumb half way down on the climbers right for the second rappell.
30m rope can be used to climb the route in one pitch. But a double rappell using a rock thumb half way down will be needed.
60m rope is better if you plan on toproping around on the route.
A hand ful of Srews; a few short and long
Easiest to rappel than try to find a walk off.
view from close to the top.
Where the route forms along the cliff band. N 42de...
View down at the half way point.
The picture doesn't do it justice. The routes is s...
It is a gnarly mug shot! But if you look behind me...
|By Cory Berkebile|
Jan 13, 2012
This Ice flow is spring fed - so as long as its cold its in! Due to the long approach: you can keep your pack light by using a 30 meter rope to climb the route in one push, but you will have to double rappel off a rock thumb at the half way point on the route. The thumb is on the climbers right side. If you want to top rope the route and try steeper parts you will need a 60 meter rope for that. There is a bomber fir tree at the top with slings on it for the descent.
From: Albion Idaho
Jan 11, 2013
Nice hike. This is one of three ice routes here in Idaho!
I'm living in Albion outside of the "City". Look me up we should share a rope like old times!